Oklahoma Pioneer Mittie Stephens Cobb enjoyed family, home and garden. Mittie's 1941 Journal shares weathered pioneer experiences and every day life in Arapaho, Oklahoma. Mittie and Rufus "Dad" lived west of Arapaho with daughter Mary and son Frank and owned the Cobb Store in Arapaho. Cecil and Lena Cobb, Fannie and Richard Bland lived nearby. George, Jack, Loys Cooper, Randall and Mildred Shankland moved out of state and stayed in touch by letters. Mittie turned 73 years in 1941 outliving three of her children, Rexie, Rollie and Harvey.

It was serendipity

to have Mittie's Journal to read and share in 2008. The calendar days of 1941 are the same as 2008. Richard received the Journal from his mother, Fannie, and gave the Journal to his cousin Betty in spring 2008. This great-granddaughter first had it in hand in July 2008. For a few weeks it was transcribed to email for family. Mittie's Journal blog began October 12, the anniversary of the day Mittie and Rufus landed at Gip, Oklahoma 1892 in open prairie. Check out that Journal entry. It is a blessing to share this Journal with others. To stay in the matching year the remaining Journal days appear in the Journal Archive as they are posted. Thanks for stopping by.

January 30, 1941, Thursday

Today, 54 years ago, at 10 A.M. was our Wedding Day. Today weather is cloudy and much warmer, no ice. That day, Sunday, was calm, clear and pleasant, not a cloud or harsh wind to mar or ruffle our Spirits or finery.

This is Franklin D. Roosevelt's birth Anniversary and the whole Nation celebrates it by giving money to the causes of the paralytics.

Frank and Mary are busy working with the fresh pork, making Sausage and trimming hams for curing. My aches and pains are not very severe, but throat and tongue has a feeling of numbness, hard to swallow solid food or to talk. My voice has a flat hollow sound, not much breath back of it to force the words from mouth. Am thankful to be free of many sharp pains, only a weakness of heart and body now. Scripture reading I Peter 5, Matt. 5:41

Looks like it will Rain. Received phone call from Al saying he and Loys will come about midnight.

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January 1941

January 1941
Mittie used "scrapbooking" on daily journal entry.

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